NEWSMAKERS

ADVERTISING

WorldLink, an ad sales firm in Los Angeles, has named Daniel Casey executive vice president of sales and general manager. Previously, Casey was executive vice president of sales and marketing at Santa Monica direct-marketing company Revenue Frontier.

ARCHITECTURE

HGA Architects and Engineers has promoted Satoshi Teshima to associate in its Century City office. Previously, Teshima was a designer at the firm.

BANKING & FINANCE

Inland Community Bank N.A. has named Daniel J. Lien vice president at its Duarte office. Previously, Lien was vice president at Community Bank.

Investment firm Guggenheim Investment Advisors has named Rory O’Connor managing director in its Santa Monica office. Previously, O’Connor was an adviser at Toro Capital Partners, a London-based investment firm.

Rockwood Capital LLC, a real estate investment firm, has named Joel Mayer director and head of retail, and Scott Stuckman senior managing director of separate accounts in its Century City office. Previously, Mayer was a director at BlackRock Realty Advisors Inc., a White Plains, N.Y.-based real estate investment firm. Stuckman was a senior managing director at CB Richard Ellis Investors, an L.A.-based real estate investment firm.

CONSULTING

Edge Technology Services, a technology industry consultancy, has named Alec Pettersen senior vice president, media practice, at the firm’s Glendale office. Previously, Pettersen was a vice president at Harris Corp., a Melbourne, Fla., maker of electronics products.

GOVERNMENT

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has named Justice Armand Arabian to the Industrial Development Authority Board; Crystal Dominick to the Disabled Access Appeals Commission; Gabriel Esparza to the Civil Service Commission; Noelle Guzman and Lydia Mather to the South Valley Area Planning Commission; Kei Karen Nagao to the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission; Yolanda Orozco to the City Planning Commission; Juliana Serrano to the Relocation Appeals Board; Phillip Trigas to the Harbor Area Planning Commission; and Ari Ruiz and Keisha Whitaker to the Commission on Children, Youth and Their Families. Arabian is an attorney at Alternative Dispute Resolution Services Inc., a Century City-based mediation services firm. Dominick is a sales associate at Coldwell Banker in Glendale. Esparza is a director of business development at American Express. Guzman is a consultant at Bain & Co. Inc., a Boston-based business consulting firm. Mather is a graphic artist. Nagao was previously project manager for the Little Tokyo Service Center, a non-profit community organization. Orozco is a partner in the downtown L.A. office of law firm Jones Day. Serrano is director of operations and co-founder of Encompass, a Monrovia non-profit community organization. Trigas is a project architect at L.A. architecture firm RTK Architects. Ruiz is outreach coordinator for the Barrio Action Youth & Family Center, an El Sereno non-profit organization working with youth and their families. Whitaker is a TV journalist and film producer.

LAW

Sean M. Finerty has joined Westlake Village law firm the Alvarez Firm as an attorney. Previously, Finerty was a law clerk at the Law Office of Reg S. Lorman in Los Gatos.

Gilchrist & Rutter PC, a Santa Monica law firm, has named David B. Lambert an associate. Previously, Lambert was an associate at the downtown L.A. office of Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP.

MANUFACTURING

Fiora International, a City of Industry maker of sportswear, has named David Levey vice president of merchandising and sourcing. Previously, Levey was strategic sourcing manager for Kohl’s, a Menomonee, Wisc.-based department store chain.

NON-PROFIT

The California Endowment, a downtown L.A.-based non-profit health foundation, has named Charles Fields senior program officer for South Los Angeles. Previously, Fields was a program officer at the Marguerite Casey Foundation, a Seattle non-profit

organization.

Chrysalis Enterprises, a division of downtown L.A. non-profit organization Chrysalis that provides employment for the poor and homeless, has promoted Trevor Kale to vice president. Previously, Kale was director of operations at the division.

The Harmony Project, a non-profit organization that provides children with music education, has added Darin DeWitt to its board. DeWitt is a partner at the Encino office of executive search firm Caldwell Partners International.

REAL ESTATE

KB Home, a Westwood-based residential real estate construction company, has named Raymond P. Silcock executive vice president and chief financial officer. Previously, Silcock was chief financial officer at UST Inc., a tobacco and alcoholic beverages company.

Real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. has named Janice Cimbalo senior vice president in its El Segundo office. Previously, Cimbalo was a senior director at Cushman & Wakefield Inc., a London-based real estate services firm.

TECHNOLOGY

International Rectifier Corp., an El Segundo-based maker of power semiconductors, has named Dwight D. Decker to its board. Decker is the retired chief executive of Conexant Systems Inc., a Newport Beach-based maker of imaging, audio and video products.

TOURISM

The Hong Kong Tourism Board, a Hong Kong promotional entity, has named William B. Flora director in its Miracle Mile office. Previously, Flora was senior vice president at Dailey & Associates, a West Hollywood advertising firm.

UTILITY

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, a downtown L.A.-headquartered cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving the region, has named Angel Santiago a vice chairman. Santiago is vice president of the Inland Empire Utilities Agency board.

KUDOS

The University of Portland’s Pamplin School of Business in Portland, Ore., has named Steve Doerfler one of 75 distinguished alumni as part of the business school’s 75th anniversary. Doerfler, chief financial officer at La Canada Flintridge transportation services business the Allen Lund Co., was selected by the school for his business, community and family accomplishments.

Terry Chapman, the founder and retired chief executive of Pasadena-based Chapman Insurance, has been presented a lifetime achievement award from the California Legislature for his decades of philanthropic activities. In giving the honor, the Legislature noted Chapman’s work on behalf of Community Health Centers of California, a consortium of social services clinics for the indigent.

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